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Other services at Somerford Childrens Centre

Find other services for children and families including health and community links.

At our centre, Citizens Advice offer appointments giving confidential advice on debt, housing, benefits and more. Other services, groups and activities provided at the Children's Centre include:

  • STEPs courses (self-esteem)
  • parenting courses
  • adult and family learning classes
  • breastfeeding support available through Peer Supporters

What if my family needs more support?

If you feel you and your family might need extra support, Children's Centre staff can help you identify what help you need and then work with you to plan a way forward. Find information on extra family support in Children's Centres. The centre has 'Champion' staff and Advisory Board members who ensure the views of families who need more support are heard and services are developed to meet their needs.

Health services

The centre has close links with Midwives, Health Visitors and other health professionals to provide:

  • antenatal and post natal checks and antenatal classes
  • Well Baby clinics and development checks
  • speech and language support


We work closely with the local foodbanks and families can access vouchers from the Children's Centre. We also provide information about healthy eating and cooking on a budget.

Community links

We have good links and work in partnership with a number of other agencies and groups in the community including:

  • Dorset Twins Group (group meets at Children's Centre)
  • Childminders,childcare providers and toddler groups
  • Families and Babies (F.A.B)
  • Downright Perfect (Group meets at Children's Centre)
  • Christchurch Baptist Church
  • Christchurch Community Partnership
  • You First
  • Skills & Learning
  • Steps to Wellbeing
  • Dorset Assault Referral Centre
  • Citizens Advice
  • Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

Make an enquiry

If you need information, advice or want to join (register with) any local Dorset Children's Centre, you can simply complete the enquiry form and your Children's Centre will contact you within 5 working days. You can also contact Somerford Children's Centre by phone, email or drop in to talk to staff.

Enquiry form

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